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One person hospitalized, one arrested in Newport News arson

Posted on: 6:28 am, December 14, 2012, by , updated on: 01:25pm, December 14, 2012

Newport News, Va. – Police say a man has been arrested, and a woman has been hospitalized in connection with a morning house fire in Newport News. 

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Fire officials believe the man who has been charged is a resident of the burning home. Fire investigators say it was arson. 

The fire started shortly after 2 a.m. Friday morning at a home on Hampton Avenue. The fire was declared under control at 3:25 a.m.

Firefighters say the woman was taken to the hospital after jumping from the second floor window.

Six residents have also been displaced.  All are adults; officials say the Red cross is there to assist.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates as they are released.

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